Tue / 30 April 2019
Catch a Ballgame and Make a Day of it
Spend a sunny spring afternoon catching a ballgame, just 0.6 miles from Jasper. Since you’re out and about walking, make a day of it…soak in the sun and grab some grub before the game at Public House, meet up with friends at The Yard at Mission Rock or grab a beer after the game at nearby Polo Grounds. For those in search of a change in scenery, explore the steampunk decor and speakeasy feel while enjoying a house cocktail at Alchemist Bar & Lounge.
From the way Splash Hits get caught by boaters in the bay to special events that feature fireworks and music, Oracle Park (formerly known as AT&T Park until a January 2019 sponsorship change), is unlike any other baseball stadium that you’ve ever been to. Whether you want to be on the field for warmups, tour the garden or slide into style – check out these tips for visiting Oracle Park.
Pre-Game Tour. Take an exclusive look at Oracle Park just hours before the first pitch is thrown! Before gates are open to the public, tour guests will have the chance to watch warmups on the field from the first three rows directly behind home plate. Guests will also receive private access to the new museum space, the Giant Vault, and take a peek at the newly-designed Club Level display cases.
Ballpark Pass. The extremely popular Ballpark Pass monthly subscriptions will provide you standing room access to Oracle Park, including access to the newly designed social space, The Waterfront. The Waterfront, located under Oracle Park’s brand new scoreboard, promises to be one of MLB’s most unique social destinations. Overlooking McCovey Cove, this new destination will be a great spot to grab a drink with friends while not missing any of the exciting action on the field!
Coca-Cola Super Slide. Be sure to snap a fun INSTA-worthy photo of your bestie sliding down the big Coca-Cola super slide! This is one of the main attractions at the Fan Lot. The bottle itself, located 465 feet from home plate, contains viewing platforms and four slides, two 56-foot-long curving slides (the “Guzzler”) and two 20-foot-long twisting slides (the “Twist-Off”). You can also visit the Photo Booth and take home a souvenir by having a photo taken at Fan Lot with beautiful Oracle Park as the backdrop, on the cover of G Magazine wearing a Giants jersey or on two personalized baseball cards.
The Garden at Oracle Park. This serves as a unique gathering place for fans to enjoy while cheering on the Giants. The two bistros located inside the Garden, Hearth Table and Garden Table, offer a healthy menu featuring fruits and vegetables picked fresh from the Garden. The Garden is open on game days to all ticket holders approximately two hours prior to first pitch through the end of the game. Try the soft serve ice cream with toppings like peach and strawberry preserves, sliced strawberries, blueberries, and kiwis, chocolate chips, ballpark crunch, and sliced almonds.
Bicycle Parking. Cruising on two wheels? Secure bike parking is available on the Portwalk near the Dignity Health Center, and is operated by the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition. The bike parking lot opens two hours prior to the scheduled first pitch until 30 minutes after the game’s final pitch. There is no charge for this service, but a donation can be made. All proceeds benefit the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition.
McCovey Cove Experience. Behind the scoreboard in center field there is a pier where ferries can tie up and let off fans right at the park. On game days, baseball fans flock to the water of McCovey Cove in boats and even in kayaks, often with fishing nets in the hope of collecting a Splash Hit home run ball. City Kayak makes it easy by offering a package that includes everything you need to enjoy being in McCovey Cove experience. Offering kayak rentals from South Beach Harbor, just next to AT&T Park where you can paddle to McCovey Cove in 10 minutes.
While at the game, bring your appetite – Oracle Park is known for having some of the best stadium food in the country. Can’t decide what to order? Check out Eater’s home-run food list for cheering on the Giants. The official MLB Ballpark app perfectly complements and personalizes your trip with digital ticketing functionality, mobile check-in, special offers, rewards and exclusive content. Grab your tickets here.
Jasper is a convergence. Of structure and imagination. Of the classic and the eclectic. Of art and life. This 400-foot high-rise apartment building crowns San Francisco’s fabled Rincon Hill and stands as an iconic addition to the city skyline. It is a statement about elegance in a place where elegance actually means something. Be sure to follow Jasper on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram as we share news and updates about our exciting new community. #rentjasper It’s a heck of a place to call home.